ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico's controversial horse slaughterhouse may be three weeks from opening.
The attorney for Roswell's Valley Meat Company says the opening is planned for Aug. 5.
However, a federal judge has scheduled a hearing Aug. 2 on a request for a temporary restraining order to keep the plant here and another in Iowa closed.
A coalition of animal rights groups is seeking the order.
They claim the U.S. Agriculture Department did not conduct proper environmental reviews before approving permits for the two plants.
The New Mexico State Police officer who fired at a minivan full of children during a chaotic traffic stop has been suspended.
Albuquerque police have obtained an arrest warrant for the many investigators say held up a Home Depot store last month.
A Sandoval County sheriff's deputy is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle while he was directing traffic at an earlier snow-related crash on Interstate 25.
It's been steadily snowing in Albuquerque all morning as the majority of New Mexico feels the effects of the snow and dropping temperatures.
As the first week of December arrived, so did a storm bringing snow, ice and freezing temperatures.
Today’s top weather and news stories with Elizabeth Alvarez, Matt Mauro and meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.